Jan
6
Sun
Dream Catcher Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm
Dream Catcher Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Come experience the intricate Dream-catcher exhibit by Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. This unique dream catcher display will be available  from January 6th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019.

The Artist will be available only on Sunday January 6 from 10 am – 1 pm, to meet and greet visitors and answer any questions.

Jan
8
Tue
A Walk with Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jan 8 – Feb 27 all-day
A Walk with Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Join us for the Walk with Nature art exhibit and sale featuring more than 30 paintings by local landscape painter Russell Hunziker. Included in the exhibit are original watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings of the beautiful landscapes in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Channel Islands National Park. Russell has coordinated his captivating paintings with a map of their locations within the Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands, as well as inspirational quotes from the famed naturalist John Muir. This is a wonderful opportunity to take an artistic walk through a unique and precious area!

This event is free with free parking. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

“ In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” wrote John Muir.

Jan
20
Sun
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States

Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.

Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

CANCELLED Make an Authentic Native American Pinch Pot @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELLED Make an Authentic Native American Pinch Pot @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Two workshops available!

Reservations Required. Please reserve no later than January 17th! 

Join Navajo – Pueblo of Isletas Native, Rowan Harrison, as he will teach and demonstrate how to create your very own small, traditional, hand-coiled pottery.

There are two workshops available. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome.

To make reservations please email: razsa_cruz@nps.gov or call 805-418-3163. Please include the title of the workshop you will be attending, how many in your party (parents/adults included), the contact name for the reservation and contact info. Reservations fill up quickly. Please reserve no later than January 17th!

 

Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Topanga Canyon Docent, Rosalie, to explore the cultural and natural history of Topanga State Park. Meet at the ramada near the parking lot.

Lunar Eclipse Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Tickets
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Lunar Eclipse Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch

Join us for an evening hike to view the start of the Lunar Eclipse. A team of Naturalist Guides will lead this hike to observe this “Blood Moon” as the eclipse appears to turn the Moon a red color.

Jan
26
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Books & Trails! Kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Books & Trails! Kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Naturalist Guide for story time and a hike! Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center up the hill from the main parking lot. The Naturalist will read a nature-themed story, and will lead the group on an easy hike. Wear athletic shoes and bring water.

Books & Trails! Kids 9-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Books & Trails! Kids 9-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Naturalist Guide for story time and a hike! Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center up the hill from the main parking lot. The Naturalist will read a nature-themed story, and will lead the group on an easy hike. Wear athletic shoes and bring water.

Jan
27
Sun
Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Explore the plant life of Topanga State Park with botanist Doug Allan. Meet at the ramada near the parking lot.